‘Untreatable’ sex offender who claimed indecent photos of children were ‘his way of reacting to stressful situations’ avoids jail


A “prolific” offender who once claimed his addiction to sickening images of children was “untreatable” downloaded indecent photos because it was “his way of reacting to stressful situations’’, a court has heard.

arey Lyons – one of Northern Ireland’s worst sex offenders and described by his own barrister as a “wholly inadequate individual” – narrowly avoided prison on Friday.